Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo wrapped up his two-day working visit to Rivers State, yesterday. He insisted he is still a card-carrying member of People’s Democratic Party, PDP and it was too early for him to anoint any candidate for the 2015 presidential election.
Speaking at the Port Harcourt International Airport after a tour and commissioning of projects in Rivers State, Chief Obasanjo said:
“I am a card carrying member of PDP. How else do you speak English?”
When asked if he would endorse any candidate for the 2015 Presidential Election, his response was:
“That is not a question for now.”
Obasanjo also spoke about the Mono-rail project under construction in glowing terms as he commended Governor Rotimi Amaechi for the initiative:
“Anything that you are doing and there is no opposition, you should take a second look at it. The Ivory tower, which is a land mark monument for the French, when it was being built, some people said the man who built it should be killed. All good things must have some opposition.
That is what I told the governor on Monday, that to thyself and to thy people be true. Do not mind what the opposition says because too many people may not know what it takes and how it takes, but when they come to know, they will say well done.
“I must confess my ignorance.I did not know there was something of that magnitude, but when I saw it, I knew that the only state that can do that now with the deficit of power that we have now is Rivers State because the state generates over 700 mega watts and it can dedicate 20 mega watts to that mono rail.
There is no other state that can do that. So, that is my assessment.”